WHY DOES CARDINAL RODRIGO DE CASTRO’S SHIELD WEAR FIVE TASSELS?

In the College of Frs. Piarists, we can see several shields of Cardinal Rodrigo de Castro. Some of them are different, due to the number of tassels in the final line of the net that appear in it.

This is due to two reasons

1st When they carve a shield the cardinal was not yet one and then three or four tassels may appear.

2º That the stonemason has not found enough space to carve the five tassels in the stone and carves so that one or two are hidden behind the shield, as is the case with the shields that are seen in our building

The number of tassels identifies the ecclesiastical dignity of the shield in question, giving us notice whether it is a priest, a bishop or a cardinal…. Check the following link and you will have enough information to understand the shields of our school.

OR MARCH 27 RETURN As VISITS TO our MONUMENTAL AREA

During Easter 2021 and while the restrictions established by COVID-19 last, visits will be in small groups, maintaining visiting hours from Saturday, March 27 to April to April 5 with the following schedule.

• Mornings two sessions……….: 11:00 and 12:45

• Afternoons two sessions ……: 17:15 and 18:30.

Please ensure and arrange your visit through the Monforte de Lemos Tourist Office: Tel: +34 982404715

VISIT OF THE COSELLEIRO DE CULTURA On the occasion of the next

intervention of the Patrimony of the Xunta in the vault of the presbytery of our Church of Nª Sª de la Antigua, today we have been visited by the Councilor for Culture D. Román Rodríguez González, accompanied by other authorities of the Xunta and the City Council of Monforte de Lemos as well as Father Javier Agudo, Manager of the Foundation, and Mr. Pablo Blanco and Mr. Jorge Valcárcel, Director and Manager of the School, respectively.

Don Manuel Freire, architect in charge of the restoration project, explained in detail the points of intervention and the precautions that must be taken for the successful completion of the work that I will begin shortly.

PUBLISHED IN THE DOGA THE BIC DECLARATION

Today March 12, 2021, the decree that formalizes the declaration as an asset of cultural interest of the Colegio de la Compañía de Monforte de Lemos appears published in the DOGA, completing a process that began in the 2016. That year, the Colegio Nuestra Señora de la Antigua foundation presented a request to the Galician Government to initiate a file to declare the historic building as BIC.